n. pl. ty·pog·ra·phies
a. The art and technique of printing with movable type.
b. The composition of printed material from movable type.
2. The arrangement and appearance of printed matter.
[French typographie, from Medieval Latin typographia : Greek tupos, impression + Latin -graphia, -graphy.]
ty′po·graphi·cal (tī′pə-grăfĭ-kəl), ty′po·graphic (-grăfĭk) adj.
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